PANE, in collaboration with the alumni associations of Northern Ohio, Cleveland, and Cincinnati, is thrilled to offer a special opportunity to hear from Raechel Anne Jolie, queer feminist activist and author of Rust Belt Femme. Rust Belt Femme, selected as one of NPR's Best Books of 2020 and winner of the 2020 Independent Publisher Awards' gold medal for LGBTQ+ nonfiction, is "an exploration of trauma, queer identity and determination in the life of a Midwest kid trapped in a cycle of poverty and tragedy."
Ms. Jolie is currently touring in support of her book, and has graciously agreed to give a virtual talk to our alumni groups on Thursday, December 9 at 7 PM ET. The book talk will be followed by an optional "precept" opportunity to participate in a more intimate book discussion.
As always, we encourage folks to shop local and alumni-owned where possible! Rust Belt Femme is available in Boston at (Tiger-owned!) Porter Square Books ( Ohio folks, we are working to make the book available through Loganberry Books (
Please RSVP below; a Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the event.   We hope to see you all there:


7:00PM - 9:00PM Thu 9 Dec 2021, Eastern timezone

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Raquel Frisardi
Lizabeth Cohen
  Dept. of History, Harvard University
Ellen Porter Honnet
  Institute of French Studies - New York University
Devika Balachandran
  Deloitte Consulting LLP
Ulla Larsen
Galit Goldstein
  Harvard Business School
M McCarthy
  MJM Services
Christopher Shen
  614 Colors & Minds
Anna Winfield
Carl Greppin
  Transpac Access
Ulla Larsen
Marcia Zuckerman
Amy McCreath
  Cathedral Church of St. Paul
Marcia Zuckerman
Marcia Zuckerman
Lizabeth Cohen
  Dept. of History, Harvard University
Herrick Chapman
  Institute of French Studies - New York University
Tom Ruddy
  FurtherLearning LLC
Ulla Larsen
Marcia Zuckerman
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